Hi I’m Kim-Joy. I’m a keen amateur baker – mostly into baking bread but I do dabble in the odd cake or pastry. Prior to starting this blog I used to write down all my recipes in notebooks and bits of paper hole punched into a folder, and I was so anti-“typing up your recipes on a blog on the INTERNET!”. But I have been successfully converted and I’m finding this blog coming together now I’ve been doing it for a year. It’s an excellent record of what I’ve baked, and I find myself looking back on what I’ve done and thinking what I can tweak to come up with a whole new recipe. It’s also nice to see what other people are baking, and receiving positive comments and advice.
I currently work as a trainee psychological wellbeing practitioner, and I’m looking to do a clinical psych doctorate in the future so that I can be a part time psychologist, as well as a part time baker. Or perhaps combine the two… a bakery where you get therapy! I am a fruitcake but I hope to make lots of dough. Well that was a crummy pun. This is going from batter to waffle!
My aim is to post recipes and ideas that are easy to follow and easy to gobble 🙂. I’d like to show how tasty baking can be achievable with no fancy equipment. The great thing about bread is that it can be made from just four ingredients: flour, water, yeast and salt. And if it’s sourdough then it can be made with essentially just three ingredients: flour, water and salt. Which is amazing! Of course, extra ingredients can always be added – but what I love about bread is it’s simplicity. Just by playing about with flour/water ratios, altering proving times, ways of working the dough, etc can give you a huge variety in different breads! It blows my mind!